Blade tests signal breaks and router stress.
March 2, 2004 -
Eight-port T1, E1, J1 Blade, for modular IntellaPatch physical layer switch system, allows network management engineers to run interoperability and automation tests on T1 equipment, as well as European and Japanese standards. Engineers can utilize T1 blade to simulate specific carrier signal breaks and monitor effect they produce on front-end equipment. Multicasting abilities are suited for conducting stress tests on routers and analyzers.
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Apcon Introduces T1, E1, J1 Blade
New Blade Is Ideal For Testing Signal Breaks And Router Stress
Portland, Ore. - Feb. 25, 2004 - APCON, Inc., a leading manufacturer of physical layer switching solutions for networks, introduced a T1, E1, J1 blade for its modular IntellaPatch physical layer switch system. The T1 blade is a welcome addition to the IntellaPatch family, which already allows network professionals to work with a variety of protocols including, Fibre Channel, Ethernet, and SONET.
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The T1, E1, J1 blade allows network management engineers to run interoperability and automation tests on T1 equipment, as well as the European (E1) and Japanese (J1) standards. For example, engineering professionals can utilize the T1 blade to simulate specific carrier signal breaks and monitor the effect they produce on front-end equipment. In addition, the blade's multicasting abilities are well suited for conducting stress tests on routers and analyzers. The eight port blade supports T1, E1 and J1 line interfaces, selectable on a port-by-port basis and the 1:N, point-to-point connectivity offers superior versatility when testing broadcast topologies.
"The T1 introduction is an excellent example of APCON's ability to quickly meet market demands with leading-edge technology," said Richard Rauch, President and CEO of APCON, Inc. "With its modular blade design, the IntellaPatch layer-1 solution continues to validate itself as the premier network test system available today."
All IntellaPatch blades are supported by advanced management and control software to simplify difficult test sequences. In addition, APCON products are backed by the finest technical and customer support team in the industry.
About APCON, Inc.
APCON, Inc. develops high-speed network hardware to improve the flexibility of enterprise-wide networks and interoperability labs. APCON products include INTELLAPATCH physical layer switches, switching automation software, failover solutions, and SCSI switches, extenders and boosters. APCON customers include Cisco Systems, Dell Computer, IBM, JNI, Lockheed Martin, McData, and QLogic. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, APCON also maintains sales offices in Massachusetts, Texas and South Carolina. For more information, please visit APCON online at www.apcon.com.